Crown Castle International Declares Quarterly Preferred Stock Dividend Rate

HOUSTON, Jan 13, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) announced today that the quarterly dividend on its 6.25% Convertible Preferred Stock will be paid on February 15, 2010 to holders of record on February 1, 2010. The dividend will be paid in cash at a rate of $0.78125 per share of Preferred Stock.

Crown Castle owns, operates, and leases towers and other communication structures for wireless communications. Crown Castle offers significant wireless communications coverage to 91 of the top 100 US markets and to substantially all of the Australian population. Crown Castle owns, operates and manages over 22,000 and approximately 1,600 wireless communication sites in the US and Australia, respectively. For more information on Crown Castle, please visit http://www.crowncastle.com.

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SOURCE: Crown Castle International Corp.

CONTACT: Crown Castle International Corp.
Jay Brown, CFO
Fiona McKone, VP - Finance
713-570-3050